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Beginning with GI sx a year ago. My platelets have gone

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Beginning with GI sx...

Beginning with GI sx a year ago. My platelets have gone from111 K/ml to 82K/ml. Hgb is 18,2 and HCt is 56. Seen three docs. No dx. Hematologist just wants to take a pint per month. Iron is 47 saturation. Complete metabolic panel no abnormality. No other medical problems. I am 75 y/o, non smoker

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No medication. Yes, I get no comments on the slowly decreasing platelets from which I have no sx.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

None and no

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had 30 pound weight loss with out trying over last year. No infectious diseases. Two artificial knees done 6 years ago.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Just looking for an opinion that can put these sx together and a road to take.
I gave hx above. I think that everyone is looking for something in their area of
expertise. Tumor secreting epopoitin, gall bladder or pancreas problems (ct with contrast showed that abdominal organs are normal). I have no idea of why platelets have been going from normal 3 years ago to now 82K, and I still have nausea and loss of appetite. All GI stuff (scopes of stomach, duodenum and colon WNL).
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago

The platelets are decreasing likely related to an immune condition called ITP

idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

have you seen a hematologist?

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago

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